This week we are featuring two photographers whose beautiful images are featured on our AppStore Screenshots.
The first is Mia Glastonbury, a travel and nature photographer living in Tasmania, Australia. Mia’s stunning silhouette self portrait (see Q3 below) has been the ProCamera 7 feature screenshot since May, we we’re drawn to the lush natural beauty, sincerity and hopeful nature of the photograph. Mia was kind enough to do an interview with us about her passion for travel photography.
Q. Tell us a little about yourself, where are you based, when did you first start taking pictures?
A. I’m an Indonesian living in beautiful, Tasmania, Australia. I started getting really interested in Mobile Photography when I got the new iPhone 3GS. Firstly I started on Google Plus, then later discovered Instagram and have been sharing my photos online ever since.
Q. Looking at your Instagram feed, you’re doing a lot of travel photography. Why are you drawn to this field of photography? What makes a good travel photo?
A. My husband Matt and I first noticed the connection between photo-sharing and tourism when people started to comment on our photos saying they’d booked tickets to where we were. This helped us to understand not only how powerful it was to simply take and share lovely photos of destinations, but how much it impacted people’s decision making when it came to choosing holiday destinations.
Q. Can you tell us about your amazing ProCamera 7 cover shot? Where was it taken? Is it a self-portrait ? If so, how did you take it?
A. I love taking selfies with an artistic difference, and since the iPhone takes great silhouettes when you meter the light correctly, I’m always trying to capture a beautiful scene with a story. You’ll often find me on Hobart’s eastern beaches with my Joby tripod and iPhone, trying to capture myself expressing something interesting.
Q. Why do you choose to shoot with ProCamera 7 over others iPhone apps? Does it help with travel photography?
A. I find ProCamera 7 to be very quick and easy to use, especially since it has an inbuilt editor. I’ll often find the separated focus and exposure metering to be a huge advantage over other camera apps, so I’m always playing with these settings to get my photos just right.
Q. Do you have any other tips for people starting out in travel photography?
A. Travel Photography tips: See your surroundings from a visitors point of view, this way you’ll not only enjoy your own area more, but also find things you wouldn’t normally focus on. I always try to get out in the golden hours of the day to try and capture a softer glow on an area which I think makes everything look so much nicer. I always go exploring different places and look out for interesting and unique perspectives to capture. Knowing my camera’s ability I get to know what lighting and scene will share well before I take my photos too. So, I get to know what will look good and what won’t.
Thank you so much Mia for sharing your insights. You can find more of Mia’s beautiful photographs on her Instagram feed @miaglastonbury.
ProCamera 7 is available on the AppStore for US $4.99